Colin Marks's Reviews > Property: Stories Between Two Novellas

Property by Lionel Shriver
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it was amazing
bookshelves: netgalley

This is an intelligent book - from the language, to the character observations and even the clever sub-title (it really is short stories sandwiched between two novellas!). Few people are able to form characters like Shriver, she catches their nuances, their foibles and their strengths, and this makes their behaviour and motivations all the more believable. Some of the stories are little bloated and could've benefited from a trim, and I'm a keen reader with a good vocabulary, but I found myself reaching for the dictionary a bit too much - I like the philosophy of keeping prose clear and easily understandable, not attempt to impress the reader with the breadth of your language. Still, very enjoyable, and highly recommended. 5 out of 5!

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June 23, 2019 – Shelved
June 23, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
June 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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